Zach Randloph hurt that Grizzlies did not make a contract offer
Now Kings forward Zach Randolph, along with guard Tony Allen, gave the Memphis Grizzlies their identity in the last couple of years. Both of them were tough, gritty players who gave everything they had for the Grizzlies organization. However, the franchise decided it was time to move on from Randolph, and he was not even offered a contract.
Of course, he signed a two-year, $24 million deal with the Sacramento Kings. After that was official, the Grizzlies said they would retire the No. 50 jersey number Randolph wore for the team. It seemed like there was no bad blood between the veteran forward and the Tennessee-based organization. However, Z-Bo seems to think otherwise.
I can tell you that ZBo is hurt Griz didn't try to keep him and I'll respect that he isn't ready to talk publicly. Big send off to come.
— Ronald Tillery (@CAGrizBeat) July 7, 2017
After eight successful years with Randolph, the franchise clearly is moving in another direction. Due to this direction, the organization will probably trade Tony Allen by the end of the summer. In the eight years Randolph spent in Memphis, the team made the playoffs seven times, only missing out in his first season.
Randolph was a two-time All-Star with the Grizzlies, and even made the All-NBA Third Team in 2011.